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5 fun facts about Scotland

Scotland Kelpies

Did you know that Scotland is made up of the mainland and about 800 islands?  How about that there are more than 170 languages spoken here but the official languages are English, Gaelic, and Scots & British Sign Language?  Or maybe you’d find it interesting that the man regarded as the first private detective, Alan

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Commonly forgotten items for your packing list

Woman with suitcase

Packing can be a pain but pales in comparison to realizing you forgot to pack something important for your trip. There are great packing lists out there for different destinations or types of vacations that make sure you pack the things like: good walking shoes, a waterproof jacket, flip-flops, a swimsuit and cover up, and

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10 ways to be a more sustainable traveler

Woman by lake

Though Earth Day was technically yesterday, we can always do our best year-round to be kind to Mother Nature and ensure her health and happiness. Sustainable travel is a great way to see the world while at the same time mitigating the environmental impacts of travel. This kind of travel makes you more aware of

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Best photography locations in Reykjavik

Church in Reykjavik

With long days in the summer and stunning Northern Lights in the winter, coupled with dramatic landscapes and cute architecture Iceland is a photographer’s dream. The majority of Iceland’s photography locations are located outside the capital, Reykjavik, along the Golden Circle, by waterfalls, and the country’s neat natural formations. They don’t call it the Land

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9 tips for staying healthy while traveling

Girl on the beach

No matter when you travel, when there’s a health crisis or not, staying healthy on the road can be a challenge as you’re changing your surroundings, schedule, and being introduced to new things, and potentially new germs. Throw in some jet lag and your body is not performing at its best to ward off illness. 

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Why I love Ipsy as a traveler


Last year I made the foray into subscription boxes with subscriptions to Ipsy and Scribbler, Ipsy to satisfy my makeup shopping habits and Scribbler to satisfy my writing side. I love being surprised with new makeup to try from new brands without having to commit to a full-size version. I used to take a chance

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What to pack for a cruise

Cruise ships

Planning any vacation is fun but packing can always add an element of stress to your adventure as you don’t want to overpack or underpack for your trip. Rick and I are both aware that we tend to overpack for everything but for our last cruise I tried to make sure we weren’t packing unnecessary

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14 romantic destinations in the US

Las Vegas at night

Love is in the air! Everywhere we look around! As Valentine’s Day is tomorrow we thought it’d be fun to share the love and share the top 14 romantic destinations in the US! While any city can instantly become romantic simply by traveling with your partner, these romantic travel destinations are recommended year-after-year for their

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Best travel credit cards

Credit cards

Until about two years ago I had never paid an annual fee for a credit card but then Rick talked up the benefits of the Chase Sapphire Reserve card and I had to admit it was worth the fee for all the travel perks it comes with.   But not all travel credit cards are made